Dutch-English Club for people who want a more competitive environment.
The club is called The Flying Dutchman, I've created it because I'm bored and tired of clubs where there are 10+ people with 0xp at the end of the week.
To start off, I'd like to put a few rules in place.
- Anyone who wants to join needs at least a 15 day streak. This shows a certain amount of commitment. If you lose the streak (because I understand that life happens) it's okay.
Just please post in the group if you did lose your streak, so that I know when you lost it. get it back on track as soon as possible.
- Everyone needs to at least 500xp per week. I don't think this is that much of an amount. That's only about 7 lessons per day. (sorry! I originally typed week! Thanks to Liesbeth for catching that for me)
If for one week you can't achieve this, again, post in the club so I know.
Anyone who finishes the week (without telling me if that's going to happen) with less than 500xp will get kicked out.
I'll be trying to check the scores at 23:00 GMT on Sunday every week. This is an hour before the leaderboard resets but I am physically unable to stay up much later than that.
Some weeks I might check them closer to midnight but I won't check any earlier than 23:00.
If the club sounds like it might be a fit for you, then here's the code - 8RZFAW
Maybe for you, yes. I don't really think so. A competitive environment can be fun for some people but rules (to me) need to be there to help that.
It is not going to be the best if there is people in the club who are consistently not getting the xp. 500 really isn't much.
500 xp is not 7 lessons a week , but fifty lesons a week, because you get 10 xp per lesson.
Ah yes! Thank you, I mean about 7 per DAY. Thank you very much for catching my mistake, I'm just going to see if I can change it...
Kind of like your initiative; I also understand your frustration out of which it is born. Having been and being in several Duolingo language clubs it annoys me too that so little club members truly participate and are active on Duolingo. It's not stimulating if out of 50 members only 10 are really practising the language on Duolingo and only 2 work on the 'caption that' and other challenges in the club. Still, I won't be joining your club, but only because of one reason: probably next week I will reach the golden crown in all skills. No more Dutch to practise in the Duolingo environment, therefore, and too little time (and XP to reach) to really participate. Maybe someday we'll learn another language together! Meanwhile, I wish you and your challenging club a 'golden' (owl) future!